Ellobius

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Ellobius
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Recent
Ellobius talpinus.jpg
Ellobius talpinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Tribe: Ellobiusini
Genus: Ellobius
Fischer, 1814
Species

Ellobius alaicus
Ellobius fuscocapillus
Ellobius lutescens
Ellobius talpinus
Ellobius tancrei

Ellobius is a genus of rodents in the family Cricetidae.[1] It contains two (E. lutescens and E. tancrei) of the handful of examples of mammal species that have lost the Y chromosome.[2]

The genus has the following species:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Genus Ellobius". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 974–976. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Bagheri-Fam, S et al. (January 2012). "Sox9 gene regulation and the loss of the XY/XX sex-determining mechanism in the mole vole Ellobius lutescens.". Chromosome Research 20 (1): 191–9. doi:10.1007/s10577-011-9269-5. PMID 22215485.